Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Cove, Ballyhaskin

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Found this postcard recently. Ballyhaskin is a rural townland between Ballywalter and Millisle. Not much to see there, but once upon a time it was thought picturesque enough to have a postcard printed. An idyllic image from a simpler time.

"Oul boat-holes gien up thair task in,
Reuch an roakie Ballyhaskin,
Eneuch o pladdies fur tha askin,
An mair on doon,
Roakie heidlans at Tha Whuskin,
Gar boats gang roon"

- an excerpt from this poem by Philip Robinson

2 comments:

Steve Young said...

Back in the 70's, we swam in this cove (in front of what was the red boat house).
Halcyon days...

Steve@videografix.com

Steve Young said...

Back in the '70's, we used to swim in the cove on a regular basis.
Halcyon days.

Steve